In the month of February, Tata Motors launched an all-new sub-brand. This branch, called TaMo, was created to focus on manufacturing new innovations and producing mobility solutions for the future. This would leave Tata Motors to concentrate on manufacturing volume-selling models.
The new company had made their intentions clear that they would be revealing an entirely new product at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show (currently underway in Switzerland). Today, the Indian manufacturer revealed the first product under the TaMo umbrella, a two-seater sportscar badged the RaceMo. Powered by a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder, turbocharged Revotron petrol engine that produces 187 bhp, the RaceMo will hit 100 kph from a standstill in 6 seconds. The vehicle has also been kitted out with a 6 speed AMT with paddle shifters. The Tata RaceMo features new generation, lightweight construction and its stylish and sharp looks are courtesy of the Tata Motors design studio located in the Italian city of Turin.
RaceMo will use connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geo-spatial and mapping, and increased human-machine interface, creating a new benchmark in the industry for connected vehicles. The inside of the car shows off its racy, edgy theme. The company has gone to enormous lengths to keep the weight down, even ditching the regular door handles with fabric loops. The triple screen display seems more like it belongs on a gaming PC than in a car, and the F1-inspired steering wheel and scissor doors look great as well.
A virtual avatar of the car has also been included in the new Forza Horizon 3 videogame available on the Xbox console. Exactly a fortnight ago, TaMo had also pulled the covers off of a new and futuristic hatchback concept called the C-Cube at an event by Microsoft, whom Tata had closed a deal with to provide better connectivity solutions while driving. Microsoft has lent its technical expertise for the RaceMo as well, in terms of providing a connected driving experience. At the event, Tata Motors also showcased the Nexon and Tigor Geneva Editions. This super stylish RaceMo sportscar will make its Indian arrival some time this year, keep your eyes peeled for it.